Dez Bryant Says Tom Brady Is His ‘Favorite Player’
Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant is still looking for a new home with less than three weeks to go before the start of the NFL's regular season. Bryant has said he wants to go to a contender. Perhaps Bryant would like to play with a future Hall of Fame quarterback as well.
Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler and 2014 first-team All-Pro selection, posted on Instagram Tuesday that Tom Brady has always been his "favorite player."
After reports of mutual interest between Bryant and the Cleveland Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Bryant is "no longer on the front burner" for the Browns.
Bryant played in 16 games with the Cowboys last season, but managed just 69 receptions and six touchdowns. Bryant hasn't topped 1,000 yards or recorded 10 touchdowns in a season since 2014.
Wide receiver depth remains a question mark for the Patriots, who released both Jordan Matthews and Malcolm Mitchell this offseason due to injuries. The team signed Eric Decker to a one-year deal earlier this month, but the veteran wide receiver has struggled with drops since arriving in New England.